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Is a body unconscious a person still?
No mind is present to govern its deeds.
Does a body have dreams, or a fate to fulfill?
No way to feel it when it bleeds.
Can I be a human, too?
Maybe I’m not even real.
But I am flesh, through and through?
Scratch it up, then let it heal.
Or can a monster have a mind?
An evil thing, or weeping ghost.
Are living and breathing intertwined?
A being punished for its host.
With electrical thoughts, is it ever alive?
Just a skin, an empty shell.
Is the soul really needed for the body to thrive?
A carcass washed up on the shores of hell.

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MissEmilyDickinsonThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Oct. 10 at 1:09 pm
Wow. This has so much emotion, just so much rawness that it is rather torturing. I don't know when this was published, probably a long time ago, but congrats on having this published! :) You deserv it. You have talent and greatness in you; you're a great and wonderful and talented writer. Thank you so much, for sharing this. :)
 
imgailThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Nov. 7, 2013 at 9:39 pm
i loved this
 
sarah98This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Apr. 28, 2013 at 12:03 pm
omg i just love this. the rhythm is magic.
 
Abby96 said...
Feb. 7, 2013 at 5:03 pm
I love the rhythm to this as well as the fact that you managed to make it rhyme and still sound good. I have nothing against free verse but I love when a poem sounds like a song. I also like the subject. Instead of the usual love/generally depressing poem, you managed to invoke deeper thought. The last two lines were amazing!
 
TheCylceGoesRound said...
Jan. 30, 2013 at 9:15 pm
absolutely, one hundred percent beautiful
 
Anansesem This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 12, 2013 at 8:19 pm
Beautiful! Heart-wrenching! This better have been printed in TeenInk. I'm about 90% elation and 10% envy because now I've seen the way I aim to write.
 
CaptainKThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Feb. 5, 2013 at 5:03 pm
ARGH. You've taken all my dreams and made then come true! This is 100% GENIUS. You deserve these compliments! TAKE THEM!
 
Lobsterhead said...
Oct. 20, 2012 at 9:30 am
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH THIS IS SO AWESOME!!!!! You're like a cross between Shakespeare and Frost! It's so eerie yet it makes you think....great job! Continue writing! I'm a fan! I look forward to seeing an "L.Neale" book at the library soon!
 
love4 replied...
Nov. 2, 2012 at 12:30 pm
dito same here
 
NotWriting_Bazinga This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 15, 2012 at 11:10 am
Such tortured emotion... it makes my soul cry out to you. :') dont stop writing. chekc out my Just an Organ. i think you can relate :)
 
ChrisJThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 20, 2012 at 2:44 pm
This poem was reallY good and made me think. I hope that you continue writing! Perhaps you can read some of my poems such as 'Abused' and 'Floating Spirit'.
 
Jordan T. said...
May 1, 2012 at 2:17 pm
Great poem, I really liked it and liked how you used stanzas and verses. I also liked when you used personification with the ghost weeping. All of this figurative language is amazing.
 
Quaffle3dg said...
Jan. 26, 2012 at 8:31 am
the first thing i said after i read this poem was WOW nuff said...truely incredible
 
eliana924 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 18, 2011 at 9:17 pm
Wow, this poem really blew me away. It's very insightful and poses interesting ideas to chew on. I also loved the way you used rhyme. 
 
TheoBV replied...
Dec. 25, 2012 at 5:49 pm
My thoughts exactly.
 
ThatsJust-It said...
Nov. 30, 2011 at 11:39 pm
wow. can i meet you? id really like to talk. ha  ha
 
gleek1234 said...
Nov. 17, 2011 at 9:42 am
This is really good but are you ok?
 
artmantist said...
Nov. 14, 2011 at 7:56 pm
very good , i really like it
 
flawless200 said...
Oct. 13, 2011 at 11:16 am
LOVE IT!!!! I heard Justin Bieber read this too. thats high up you might really get a shoot to go big
 
PiesAreYummy said...
Oct. 4, 2011 at 9:05 pm
I definitely love that the rhymes make sense and aren't nonsense. I could write something that rhymes, but not necessarily it will make sense...5/5
 
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